1999 Pontiac Firehawk
“Sunny Day Hot Rod”
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Head to Head
About “Sunny Day Hot Rod”
I got a great deal on this car in 2004, and drive it on nice days, it currently has about 15k miles on it and it runs and drives like it is brand new.
2002 Camaro Z28. When I bought the Z28 I said I was going to keep it stock...ya right.. First month I was modding it. I focused more on the way the car drives than power alone. My goal is to get 400 rwhp and keep driveability close to like it was stock. I may throw small 75-100 shot of nitrous on for just in case.
Specs for “Sunny Day Hot Rod”
5.7L with 6 Speed manual
Specs for “rotwiler”
Currently with mods the car has right around 415-25 motor hp. This was calculated with around 15% drivetrain loss from the automatic. Still on stock springs and Bilstien shocks I have been easily pulling 1.5's 60 foot times and 7.9's 1/8th mile. Need a better tune, so 1/4 mile times vary.. Best run is 12.2, but normal times are in the 12.6's. Been having minor issues with the tranny shifting slow at times and bouncing off the rev limiter, which is just a tuning issue.
Factory Options for “Sunny Day Hot Rod”
Loaded with all available options
Factory Options for “rotwiler”
All the options a z28 came with in 2002 except traction control and SS package, including T tops and factory ground fx/spoiler, leather, a/c, fog lights, steering wheel audio controls, monsoon premium audio with 6 cd changer.. Sebring Silver was brought back for the 2002 model year.
Mods for “Sunny Day Hot Rod”
Mods for “rotwiler”
Long Tube Headers(FLP) with high flow cats. Rear 02 sims.
Fuddle 3400 stall converter
Transgo shift kit.
K&N fipk, kit.
Ported polished throttle body
changed stock 2:73 gears to 3:42.
Throttle Body bypass
Predator tuner tune with custom RWTD tune for fuel trims and dyno tune using wideband O2 for A/F.
Full boxed diamond sub frame connectors.
Boxed lower control arms
Driveshaft safety loop
NGK sparkplugs(not really for performance, but are reliable)
Optima Red Top
Remote fan switch(keeps her cool in line at the track)
Nitto drag radials for track and use lighter centerline wheels.
Factory ground fx(came stock with them)
black Z06 motorsport wheels 17x9.5
z06 style Z28 emblems from Poland(3) sides and 1 in back)
Black Halo headlights
Tail light covers, blackouts
custom painted 3rd brake light (car color)
Chrome bowtie in back and carbon fiber nose emblem with chrome flames
carbon fiber side pillar covers.
Billet polished air breather
painted calipers and rotor edge and center black
Limo tint on windows
chrome cluster accent cover and silver cluster with blue reverse glow lights
carbon fiber front signal covers
Billet stull grill
2 decals on rear window(bowtie and Ls1 inside) in silver
Clear side running lights
Black reflective camaro inserts in rear
SS hood painted 3/26/2008 and fenders to blend, now getting front bumper painted(I wasn't happy with the match).
Custom leather center console lid cover in black italian leather with silver dual stiching, shifter boot in same leather and E brake cover to match.
35 anniv custom emblem on the way-ordered
MTX 500 watt rms amp(old school)
..Remote bass knob
2 Memphis Audio 10 inch subwoofers
..Subthump Flip up box for use with t tops when in holders.Wish these boxes were still made..they are really cool and replace the factory well cover..when T tops need to be stored the box flips over and the subs point at the rear window...when in use without the T tops in holder the subs point down into the well and make some great low bass.
..Infinity 62.7i kappa speakers in doors and sailpanel running off stock monsoon amp.
..3 farad capacitor.
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